The one feature removed from the new iMac is...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by island, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. island macrumors 6502

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    the magnet for the remote on the right side! I can't believe it; I went to put the remote there today on the side of the screen and boom right off the desk it went.

    Oh well... :(
     
  2. totally_fly_ macrumors newbie

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    I can't believe it! Are you sure it hasn't simply been moved to another spot?
     
  3. island thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I rubbed my remote ALL OVER the thing, lol, no luck.
     
  4. totally_fly_ macrumors newbie

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    That kinda sounds dirty..


    Anyway, add it to the list of lacking features for this new iMac!
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    What?? That really sucks... maybe Leopards Front Row will have a new remote thar will match the new iMac?
     
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    They will soon release a "Remote docking panel" for $59 which is basically a aluminum clad iron core block that is sticky taped onto your iMac.
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yikes, what an oversight. I'd like to know what genius thought it was a good idea to remove that cheap part.
     
  8. flappo macrumors regular

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    i'm just glad i didn't wait for the 'new' imac and bought a pro instead when my last imac went kaput

    the pro may be getting on but at least it still has all it's features intact

    removing the magnet ?? that's a mad design decision

    so , where on earth are you meant to keep the -easily lost - apple remote ??
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    Post is worthless w/o a pic. :p

    Where is the spot?

    B
     
  10. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Isn't that the remote stuck to the base of the iMac that steve jobs is using?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Whoa, I think it is. Can someone confirm this? If it's true... I still like the side better :)
     
  12. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I think that's just a cable. But jeez Apple, what an oversight.
     
  13. Matteh117 macrumors regular

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    Look at the white down the side, it goes down the stand, then comes forward a bit as if there was a block there - it can't be a cable, surely.
     
  14. island thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tried putting the remote all over the stand and there is nothing to hold it there. Oh well ;/
     
  15. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    It's actually not that big of a deal. All of you who keep the remote attached to the computer are not using it for the intended purpose. Think about it. If you're sitting at your desk, then why do you need the remote to change songs or raise and lower volume or enter front row? You can do all that with the keyboard right in front of you.

    On the other hand, if you leave the remote across the room next to your bed, or the couch, or something else, then you can access your music without getting up to go to the computer.
     
  16. calculus Guest

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    Never mind that... SJ tucks his shirt into his jeans! That's horrible - someone should have a word...
     
  17. c.joe.go macrumors regular

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    i too could not find the magnet to hold the remote. nothing anywhere seemed to hold it. i think it indicates that leopard will have mental telepathy to control front row and iTunes.

    i thought i saw sj rubbing his temples to go through his keynote at the release....... it all becomes clear.
     
  18. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    And he wasn't even wearing a belt with an iPod nano buckle, in fact he wasn't even wearing a belt... And what happened to his iconic turtleneck?
     
  19. cowman007 macrumors regular

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    The Top of the iMac

    I think the remote is supposed to go on top of the iMac, that is where the magnet is concealed i believe.
     
  20. bobobo macrumors member

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    We should sue them when our remote falls from our 10m mounted 24" iMac for not telling us the remote no longer sticks.
     
  21. cowman007 macrumors regular

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    Has somebody confirmed that the remote does indeed go on top of the iMac where the magnet is ???
     
  22. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    You have to rub more then your hands all over it to make the magic appear.
     
  23. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    They would just start shipping a sleeve for the remote then. :rolleyes:
     
  24. youngestchild macrumors regular

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    in the 'design' images on the imac site the mouse and remote (standing up on it's own) are kind of set apart from the mac and keyboard... maybe they don't want to show off the colour difference too much...

    who ever made this decision to remove the magnet obviously doesn’t live with a clean freak like I do... my partner isn't comfortable with the amount of remotes that clutter our small coffee table!! one more, even a small one like this, is one too many! :(
     
  25. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Just a minor detail:

    putting in a magnet strong enough to hold the remote through the intervening now-aluminum case would probably cause other problems. Just set it on the base of the stand. :)
     

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